[Python-Dev] cpython (2.7): - Issue #17086: Backport the patches from the 3.3 branch to cross-build
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 02:00:24 CET 2013
On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:52:27 +0100 (CET)
> matthias.klose <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
>> changeset: 81859:8ee6d96a1019
>> branch: 2.7
>> parent: 81855:df9f8feb7444
>> user: doko at python.org
>> date: Thu Jan 31 23:52:03 2013 +0100
>> - Issue #17086: Backport the patches from the 3.3 branch to cross-build
>> the package.
> You aren't supposed to add new features to bugfix branches. Did you
> have a specific reason to do this?
One of the reasons for the long maintenance period on 2.7 is to keep
it building as the underlying platforms change. With the rise of ARM
systems, being able to reliably cross-build Python 2.7 for ARM from an
x86_64 system is fairly important.
That said, as a procedural point for build related new features in
2.7, I agree they should be proposed, with an explicit rationale, on
python-dev before proceeding with the commit.
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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